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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Convicted felon charged with Felony and Misdemeanor drug crimes.

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Date/Time of Offense: Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

 Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Possession of Methamphetamine

                                      Felony Possession of Cocaine

                                      Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Use or Sale of a Controlled Substance

                                      Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance

                                      (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride)

                                      Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance

                                      (Alprazolam)

                                      Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                      Misdemeanor Display Revoked Registration Plate

                                      Misdemeanor Operate Vehicle without Liability Insurance

 

Location of Incident: Industrial Drive at Salisbury Highway, Statesville.

 Suspect(s): John Alexander Key, 35 Years Old

                    General Delivery

                    Statesville, North Carolina 28677


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Deputy C. S. Little with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Salisbury Highway due to the based on the vehicle’s registration was revoked for having no insurance. Deputy Little spoke with the driver, John Alexander Key, and advised him of the violation.  

Deputy Little asked Key to walk back to his patrol car while he ran his information. After speaking further with Key and asking about any illegal substances, Deputy Little searched him. Key he was found in possession of a syringe, Alprazolam, Buprenorphine Hydrochloride, Crystal Methamphetamine, and Cocaine. 

Sergeant W.E. Line arrived to assist Deputy Little with the search of Key, and his vehicle. During the search of the vehicle additional cocaine was located, along with a glass smoking pipe.

Key was arrested at the scene, then transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with: Felony Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Maintain a Vehicle for the Use or Sale of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride), Misdemeanor Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Alprazolam), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Display Revoked Registration Plate, and Misdemeanor Operate Vehicle Without Liability Insurance.

John Alexander Key appeared before Magistrate R. Imes who issued a 20,000.00 dollar secured bond on those charges.

John Alexander Key, 35 Years Old

General Delivery

Statesville, North Carolina 28677

20,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND

Criminal History: Misdemeanor Possession of a Malt Beverage while Under 21, Felony Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Marijuana, Felony Possession of Heroin, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Misdemeanor Larceny, numerous driving related charges.


 

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